3 Ways to Find Business Success with Ribbons

Starting a business is hard work, and having business success requires sacrifices. But, many business owners don’t talk about what you need to keep that success going. This journey to greatness starts with you, the business owner.

While ribbons may not be the answer to every question along the way to success, they will play a key role in many ways. So, make sure to keep these ribbons on hand at all times so they are available to help you when you need them.

Custom ribbons will help in any business success by adding logos and other key company information.

1) Product Packaging

Branded ribbons are a great way to help customers trust your business. Adding a company logo and slogan to ribbon rolls or badge ribbons is a great way to help others recognize your brand. Now that you have these ribbons, you can add them to name tags, products in your store and goody bags that are handed out at conventions and other events.

All other custom ribbons are also here to help your business succeed. No matter your choice, make sure your color, imprint and logo are consistent with your established brand. By adding these ribbons to things that will get passed around (think promotional products or samples), word of mouth advertising will start to work in your favor. Once this happens, potential clients and customers will start recognizing your brand.

2) Customer Retention

A popular way of promoting your brand is to give away promotional products and gifts. This can help you to build your brand recognition and increase sales. Don’t limit yourself on the types of gifts you give away. It can be something as simple as a homemade treat to an actual product sample. Just remember to brand it with your logo, company slogan or something that makes it truly yours. Use ribbon rolls with your slogan to wrap around boxes or gift bags.

Remember that visibility is key to customer retention. By using custom ribbons around your store or office, you are sure to find business success. Customers and clients will start to recognize your brand, and when they need what you offer, you will be at the top of their mind.

3) Employee Appreciation

A happy employee is a helpful one. So, keep your crew happy and you’ll get even more word of mouth advertising. And, by giving to your employees (whether it’s gifts or money), you will get something back.

When you give a gift to your employees, wrap it with care and a little bit of branded ribbon. Use badge ribbons with custom statements declaring your appreciation for a job well done. Or, use ribbon rolls with your logo and the text “Thank You” to show your employees just how much you care.

Ribbons Lead to Business Success

Custom ribbon rolls and badge ribbons with company logo will lead to business success

From color to content, ribbons are a versatile tool that will help anyone with branding their business. However, by customizing badge ribbons to ribbon rolls, you’re giving your brand greater strength. From store sales to getting-to-know-you corporate retreats, ribbons are a perfect way to include those around you that may not know everything they should about your company.

Most of our personalized ribbons can be printed with a company logo and each ribbon has its own value. Ribbon rolls are great for corporate gifting and event decoration. Use badge ribbons only on badge holders and name tags, but also for awards, bookmarks and other recognition pieces. Rosette ribbons are commonly used as awards and also to highlight accomplishments in an office or business setting.

Find business success with imprinted, personalized ribbons. Add a logo and company name for brand recognition. And, most importantly, use each ribbon type in a variety of ways!

Creative Valentine’s Day Ribbons for Your Business

Whether it’s a sale or another event, holidays are the perfect time to make your business stand out. Add some flair this holiday with Valentine’s Day ribbons. From ribbon rolls to custom badge ribbons, we have the perfect solution for your business to be the best it can be. Try out these ribbon suggestions today!

Promoting Product and Sales

Using badge ribbons for the holidays and for Valentine's Day ribbons for sales and special messages.

Don’t forget about adding a little bit of color, and you can do this with badge ribbons! Add them as price tags around your store. Or have employees wear them to announce upcoming sales or giveaways. Badge ribbons are prize real estate when promoting sales, so make sure you have plenty available to use.

Are you having only certain products on sale or need to draw attention to one particular thing? Buy some balloons and attach them to nearly anything with custom ribbon rolls. Add your logo and company name or a Valentine’s Day sale message, and start advertising your sale now!

Start encouraging early holiday shopping with reminder “cards” in the form of custom top ribbons. These full color ribbons are the perfect way to get your message out. Add nearly any graphic, logo, image and text you want to these unique ribbons. Then, share them with customers as handouts instead of paper fliers. Give them out in shopping bags or attach them to shopping baskets so that your clientele sees them everywhere.

Sharing a Special Holiday Message

Add icons and graphics to ribbon rolls for Valentine's Day ribbons for any business.

Adding icons, small graphics or a simple text message to ribbon rolls is the perfect way of sharing a holiday message. Whether it’s for client gifts or something to give customers as they make a purchase, ribbon rolls are a great way to celebrate. PRO TIP: When using organza ribbons, add a complementary color of another ribbon type for some extra depth.

Let your employees share some of your holiday spirit by having them wear badge ribbons on their name tags. Choose from several fun and festive colors and add graphics and text to wish your customers a happy Valentine’s Day. Or, give badge ribbons to customers in their bags or take out orders to spread your cheer.

Another great idea is to attach custom top ribbons to take out orders with a discount code printed on them for their next order. These full color ribbons can also include heating instructions or a simple, thoughtful holiday message.

Announcing Parties and Other Events with Valentine’s Day Ribbons

Ribbons and events are practically synonymous, so don’t forget to order ribbons to go with your Valentine’s parties and events. And, don’t be too picky about the ribbon type either. You can use every ribbon available in different ways!

Custom top ribbons are perfect for any business to use for Valentine's Day ribbons.

Custom top ribbons are perfect for inviting guests to attend your event. Add details such as time and date, or get really creative because they are a full color option and add graphics and images. But no matter what you do with these ribbons, make sure they have your logo somewhere on them. This way, your attendees will be sure to remember where they got those fantastic ribbons.

Event decorating typically starts with custom ribbon rolls, so add those to your repertoire as well. They can literally go everywhere. From wall decorations to the front reception desk, ribbon rolls are the perfect answer to any decoration need. Cut strips as table scatter, drape them on a chair, tie bows around everything, and the list keeps going!

Other ribbons might be a bit more complicated to use but are still worth looking into. Try badge ribbons for marking seating arrangements. Or use these flat ribbons for vouchers for prizes or a way to enter a drawing. Make sure you have your thinking cap on when experimenting with badge ribbons and don’t forget to tell us (or better show us) what you did with badge ribbons for your event.

Choose the Right Corporate Gifts

A corporate gift is something businesses give to show appreciation for the people they work with on a regular basis. When a company shows gratitude for its associates, it strengthens its connections, which secures future business opportunities. The trick is putting money toward the right corporate gifts. The better the gift choice, the more a business gains from its investment. Here are some guidelines to help your company shop smart and get the most from its corporate gifting strategy.

An executive desk wedge with a green bow on top, one of the right corporate gifts to give this year.

Selecting the right corporate gifts for your …

… Clients

The purpose of giving gifts to your company’s clients is to gain their trust and improve brand image. To accomplish these goals, choose corporate gifts that reflect the quality your company wants clients to associate with its brand identity. Make sure they are durable and come with a satisfaction guarantee so your company knows its clients are getting something worthwhile.

You also want to show that your company values its clients as people. To do this, give each client a gift that matches their hobbies and interests. For instance if one client likes to play sports, buy them a duffel bag for sporting gear. Another option is to give them a personalized gift, such as a desk wedge with their name on it. By adding this personal touch to corporate gifting, your clients will feel connected to your company and continue doing business with you.

… Employees

A businessman hiding a corporate gift behind their back as part of the company's effort to give the right corporate gifts.

Retain your company’s talented employees by giving them meaningful corporate gifts. By showing gratitude for their hard work and dedication, employees become loyal and motivated them to do their best. Express appreciation by giving them gifts that make their jobs more enjoyable. Examples include an indoor plant to have at their desk (assuming they don’t have allergies) and noise canceling headphones to help them stay focused.

As with clients, employees want to know they are valued as individuals. Make their corporate gifts personable by wrapping them in personalized ribbons and presenting them with handwritten notes. Another way to make these gifts personable is to let employees choose what they want. Give them different options, such as a baseball cap, t-shirt or jacket. By giving them the chance to pick their gift, employees will know your company respects what makes them unique.

Pro Tip: Make sure all your employee’s gifts have the same monetary value so no one feels excluded.

… Suppliers

Before your company buys the right corporate gifts for its suppliers, make sure the suppliers are allowed to accept gifts. If they are, then definitely include them in your company’s corporate gifting strategy. Suppliers provide the tools and equipment your company needs, so building a good relationship with them is key to business success. Show gratitude for their help by giving them useful gifts, such as coffee mugs, earbuds and umbrellas. Find that happy medium where the gifts are good quality but not too expensive. This prevents suppliers from feeling they need to give your company something in return.

Don’t forget your ribbons!

Eight custom ribbon rolls for wrapping the right corporate gifts.

When people receive a beautifully wrapped gift, it tells them your company is committed to excellence. So gain the trust of clients, employees and suppliers by wrapping the right corporate gifts in high-quality custom ribbons. Add a personal message to these fine ribbon rolls and choose a color that goes with the gifts or matches your company’s logo. Include icons or graphics to enhance your company’s message and make the ribbons more visually exciting. As your company invests in first-rate gift wrapping ribbons, people will feel appreciated and want to continue working with your business.

What’s the best corporate gift you’ve received? Tell us in a comment below.

Q&A: Perfect Your Networking Strategy With Custom Ribbons

Two badge ribbons attached to a name badge to improve the wearer's networking strategy.

Like many of our customers, you may have wondered how custom ribbons can improve your networking strategy. After all, what do ribbons have to do with such an essential part of your career? The answer: everything. Ribbons bring awareness to your brand like nothing else thanks to their bold colors and high-quality printing. Using them to catch people’s attention gives you valuable opportunities to make a great first impression. Custom ribbons are also incredibly versatile, which means you can use them to accomplish almost any networking goal. Whether you are looking for a better job or the ideal candidate for a position, custom ribbons will make it happen.

From getting clients to landing your dream job, custom ribbons improve your networking strategy.

To show you how to perfect your networking strategy, we have answered four frequently asked questions about our custom ribbons.

Question: What should I include on ribbon rolls for my business?

Answer: That depends on whether your goal is to increase brand recognition or strengthen business relationships.

If you want to increase your brand recognition, customize ribbon rolls with your company name, logo or both. This will expand your brand’s visibility as you use these ribbons to wrap best selling products and giveaways.

A corporate ribbon tied around a candy bar as part of a company's networking strategy.

To strengthen business relationships, add a personal message to your ribbon rolls to congratulate the recipient or wish them well. Then, use these ribbons to wrap corporate gifts for potential clients and business partners. Adding this personal touch to your gifts will show each associate that you value your relationship with them. As you nurture your relationships with personalized ribbons, you will grow your business by gaining new clients and forming new partnerships.

Question: How can custom ribbons be used as handouts?

Answer: Turn Custom Top Ribbons into eye-catching handouts by adding information about your company, products and services.

To recruit talented employees, personalize Custom Top Ribbons with full-color text and graphics that highlight the benefits of working for your company. Pass these ribbons out at job fairs or mail them as part of recruitment packets to attract your ideal candidates. Everyone will be so impressed with your ribbon handouts that they will hold onto them long after receiving them. The longer they have them, the more likely they will apply for the jobs you need to fill.

You can also use Custom Top Ribbons to create promotional handouts for conferences, trade shows and direct mail marketing. Add text and graphics that educate people on the value of your brand. Or, turn your ribbon handouts into coupons. However you choose to attract new clients, you can be sure the full-color printing on these custom ribbons will grab people’s attention and grow your clientele.

Question: Why should I wear a badge ribbon with my name tag?

Answer: Badge ribbons allow you to share more information about yourself and set you apart from other professionals.

At job fairs (virtual or otherwise), use badge ribbons to convince employers to hire you. First, customize badge ribbons with short descriptions of the skills and experiences that make you the perfect candidate. Then, attach the ribbons to your name tag so they are easily visible. Not only will wearing badge ribbons make you memorable, but it will also show recruiters that you qualify for the job before they even see your resume.

Pro Tip: To get the most professional look, use a 3.5 inch horizontal badge ribbon on a 3.5 inch name tag. Or, place two vertical 1.625 inch ribbons on a 3.5 inch name tag.

Question: What can I use blank ribbons for?

Answer: Use Blank Ribbons to spark conversations at networking events and get insights for your business.

Add text to blank ribbons as part of a networking strategy.

Add questions to your Blank Ribbons using a marker. Then, attach the ribbons to your clothing or name tag so they are easily visible. As you wear these ribbons at networking events (virtual or live), you will gain valuable insight into how to improve your business. You will also form new business relationships that may lead to future opportunities for you and your company.

While you can use custom imprinted badge ribbons the same way, keep in mind that the questions you want to ask your peers may change over time. Therefore, it is much easier and more affordable to order blank ribbons and add text when you need it.

Perfect Your Networking Strategy

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By sharing your questions with us, you will learn how to achieve your networking goals with the quality and versatility of custom ribbons.

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Retirement & Planning the Perfect Party

Getting from a job to having a career is a goal for which most people strive. And once you have this career, sticking to it can be difficult. When someone reaches certain milestones on this career path, it is always worth celebrating. And the best milestone anyone can reach is retirement.

Once someone has retired (whether for age or tenure), they deserve recognition for their hard work. Celebrating this incredible feat with a party is the perfect way to honor the retiree. And this party will take planning! Here are some easy party suggestions to use to ensure that any retirement party goes off without a hitch.

So, let’s get that retirement party planned!

The first thing to remember is that this party is for one person: the retiree. So make sure it is planned according to their tastes. From the party’s theme (which every event planner you ask will say is a must) to serving drinks and refreshments, everything must be something the retiree will enjoy.

And the best way to accomplish this is to ask the retiree what they want. Don’t guess at what they would find enjoyable, even if you have known them for a while. Make sure they want a party, and that they want to be there. Ask them who they want to attend and where they want to have the party hosted. After all, it is their retirement.

This party is a great way to express your gratitude toward the retiree. It will help those in attendance reflect on all of the things this person accomplished during their chosen career. So, the next thing to remember is to make sure everyone in attendance understands what part they need to play in showing this gratitude. The more memorable you can make the party, the more the retiree will feel how much they impacted your life during their career.

Pieces of the Party (Don’t forget the ribbons!)

Guernsey Rosettes are the perfect gift for a retirement party.

You already have the theme and the guest list, now what does your party look like?

  • Speeches: Whether it is a toast given by the boss or short remembrances shared by everyone in attendance, the retiree is sure to feel the love with speeches prepared about them. Once the speech has been presented to the retiree, give them a printed copy of it tied up with a ribbon.
  • Music: Use comical songs like “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen for sending off your cherished co-worker. A timeless tune to have playing in the background at your party is “Happy Trails” by Roy Rogers. And spice up your decorations around the DJ’s table with ribbon rolls with some song lyrics imprinted in a bright color.
  • Refreshments: Cake, drinks and finger sandwiches are only a start to the list of yummy foods you can have at your retirement party. From sweet to salty, pick your retiree’s favorite foods and make sure they are on the menu. Don’t forget that ribbons are now your best friend especially for decorations for the snack tables and room centerpieces. You can put them everywhere!
  • Games: Does your retiree love Scrabble? Or is there another game that fits their personality to a t? No matter which games are chosen, get everyone involved in making new memories with their old friend. Use badge ribbons or rosettes and create a game specifically for the party.
Rosewood and Floating Acrylic Plaques are perfect for any retirement gift.
  • Recognition: You’re going to miss the retiree. So, why not celebrate them with an award! From an extravagant rosette ribbon to an award plaque, create something that reflects the importance that for which the retiree has worked so hard.
  • Favors: Make all the attendees something to take home that will always remind them of the fun and wonderful times they had with the retiree. You can even ask the retiree for help on this. Then wrap it up and tie a ribbon around it with the retiree’s name imprinted in their favorite color.

After the Retirement Party

Your final planning task is to make sure that both your retiree and attendees have a way to stay in contact with each other. Use a memory book that people can post a picture in and then sign with contact details. Or encourage the use of social media. But, no matter what you choose, make sure both the attendee and retiree are happy to participate.

Using this information to plan a retirement party accordingly, will make it not seem like a huge task, and your party will be the best ever.

Have we forgotten something? What would you add to this list of retirement party suggestions?